General Practice Manager (Media)

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General Practice Manager (Media)

West End


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Job Description

Kingston Smith has been helping clients build their business for more than 90 years. As chartered accountants and business advisers, we work with clients to understand their potential and ambitions, and provide all the information and support they need to achieve them. Most of our commercial client businesses are managed by the people who own them. We have over 65 partners and more than 420 professional staff focused in and around the London/South East region, where our commitment to the more entrepreneurial types of business has created long-lasting successes.

About the West End office
As media and entertainment business advisers, at Kingston Smith we understand that businesses and creatives within the sector are presented with many unique challenges. We understand these challenges and offer practical solutions for film, TV and theatre production companies, as well as specialist services for individual performers. Our years of experience allow us to provide an empathetic service and the best advice to our clients, marking us out from other advisers.

1.To provide a client focused and commercially aware service in an efficient and professional manner, in line with relevant legislation, standards and best practice.
2.To mentor, train and manage junior members of staff to enable them to develop and progress.
3.To actively promote and market the firm and its services, to attract new clients and retain and develop relationships with existing clients.
4.To be part of the media client relationship team on coordinating client activities.
1.Manages a portfolio of media clients (starting at around £400k) ensuring that for each client all deadlines are met, the work is carried out within budget, company evaluations at completed, implementing share options and the job is finalised to minimise partner review time.
2.Takes part in other ad-hoc exercises such as investigations, due diligence, company valuations, employee share scheme advice and other duties as required by clients or partners.
3.Plans jobs and organises assignment to ensure the job is carried out in the most efficient way possible while considering firm wide productivity.
4.Carries out all work, and ensures the work of staff is in line with ISO 9001 procedures.
5.Provides clear instruction and constructive feedback to staff in a timely manner.
6.Acts as training manager and mentor to allocated trainees.
7.Ensure trainees receive the correct work experience to met professional standards.
8.Assists with motivation of all staff and takes an active role in managing issues informally, raises more serious matters with HR where appropriate.
9.Produces training material and regularly presents training to trainees on a specific media sector topics.
10.Actively participates in meetings, workshops and training.
11.Takes an active role in practice development activities aiming to build on current client relationships and establish new opportunities.
12.Attends training and is committed to CPD, continually developing and increasing their knowledge and skills to give the best possible service and advice to clients and KS staff.
13.Assists with billing procedures and debt collection where appropriate and in liaison with client partner.

JOB CONTENT (broad list of tasks, inter alia)
1.Finalises accounts (40%), audit (40%) and corporate tax (20%).
2.Submits accounts to Companies House within deadlines.
3.Submits tax returns to HMRC within deadlines
4.Liaises with the client to arrange timetable and diarises deadlines and key events. Pro-actively chases client and partner to ensure agreed timetables and deadlines are met.
5.Internal networking so to support clients when identifying business needs.
6.Prepares for and attends review and finalisation meeting with partners and clients.
7.Provides a full briefing with clear and specific instructions to staff on a job before it starts, and monitors progress and provides support during the job.
8.Provides a full constructive verbal debrief to staff and completes appraisal forms in a timely manner with sufficient detail and development points.
9.Monitors feedback for allocated trainees and take early intervention steps if there is a problem, or provide praise when the feedback is positive.
10.Communicates key messages (as raised at managers meetings, workshops, seminars etc) to Assistant Managers, Supervisors and Trainees.
11.Attends client gatherings and seminars where possible to build client relationship and ensure good attendance and turnout at KS seminars.
12.Entertains prospective clients or introducers on a regular basis and at least every 6 months.
13.Assists with preparation and presentation of new client pitches.
14.Attends KS social activities on a regular basis and at least once every 6 months to build relations with staff.